Most Americans don’t care to live near family, survey says
Proximity to in-laws, parents or siblings isn't a factor for most homebuyers.
Americans consider many factors when buying a home: square footage, crime rate and school district to name a few. Proximity to family is less important.
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According to a new Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Trulia, only 33 percent of adults with children say living close to family members is important. For adults without kids, it's even less important; only 29 percent of childless adults care to live near in-laws or parents.
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Deborah Carr, a sociology professor at Rutgers, told Marketwatch:
"Family members want intimacy at a distance. They want love and support from their kin, but they also want to maintain their independence and autonomy."
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I lost my parents at a very young age and my sister and brother moved out of state. I am married with two children and 4 grandchildren now and I really wish my kids and grandchildren knew my family better. I also wish that my kids knew my nieces and nephews better. I would love to be able to hug and kiss my siblings grandchildren too. We all keep in touch through the internet, but it is not the same. I miss family.
I live just about 2 miles from my sister, but because we are so different and I do not understand her behavior, which can be quite negative at times, I choose not to have much contact with her. I see her about 2 or 3 times a year total which is fine with me!
"The family is public enemy #1."
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It can be difficult to entice little ones to eat anything at all, let alone to devour a healthy plate. But feeding your kids nutritious snacks after school just got way easier, thanks to these adorably clever and cute snack ideas! For more smart and fun ways to get your kids to enjoy healthful and delicious foods, try one of these amazingly artsy lunch ideas.
Through a tonsillectomy all the way to brain surgery, my mother deserves some recognition. She's my spine, my birthday shadow, my BFF, my thunder buddy, so Mommy, thank you.
My son needs me, as much as yours needs you. Sadly, my son needs me more. He needs someone to have his back, when it seems that the police, the men he'd wave to with excitement as a little boy, see him as a being worthy only of prison or death.
If you know someone who has adopted and have made some of these comments, don't fret... now you know!
"Because you shine from within," I said, touching my finger to her heart. "Not everybody sees it, but I do. I see it. And my job is to protect that light. So when people say mean comments that squelch that light, I want you to tell me. I will protect your light by listening and loving you, my brave, courageous, and unique little firefly."
Studies have shown that it helps, top education officials have recommended it, and now doctors are officially saying the same.
I may have accidentally dropped you a few times, forgotten to document your first fart, let a little pee fly and dressed you like an idiot, but I have also loved you with every piece of me, and you will never hear an apology for that.
Back-to-school shopping is still in full swing, and your little gents probably need some new kicks to round out their fall wardrobes (you already picked up some bold shoes for the little ladies in your life, right?).
Not every kid is a fan of returning to the classroom, so parents try to ease the blow with a little back-to-school shopping.
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